পয়লা বৈশাখ: Poila Baishakh, an auspicious day for Bengalis!

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Today is the most auspicious day for Bengalis, especially for business owners & industries!

In Kolkata, our city of joy, it’s a big festival for everyone. The Bengali New Year starts in the month of Baishakh and the 1st day of Baishakh is celebrated by us as Poila Baishakh. Every year, on this special day all shop owners arrange a small get together for their customers, especially the jewelry (gold) shop owners. They also come up with festive offers, for example – if you deposit a particular sum of money then you’ll get a jewelry item free. Yes, it’s true!

Not only this… there are also big feasts of mishti and delicious Bengali sweets. On this day, there are wonderful traditional celebrations all over Kolkata. Women adorn themselves in traditional attire and iconic red bindis.

Altogether it’s a really special day for us in Kolkata.

And at last, on behalf of my Kolkata, here’s wishing you a very warm Poila Baishakh!

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